Donate Online

There are many ways to give

By Mail

You can make a gift via check or credit card by mailing your information to:

First Step
44567 Pinetree Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170

By Phone

Please call 734-656-0757 and ask for the Data Entry/Receptionist to make a credit card gift.


Click on the donate button on our website and you will be directed to First Step’s secure donation page where you can make a one time or reoccurring donation online.

In Person

We strongly prefer donations be taken to our  Wayne Facility located at 4400 Venoy, Wayne MI 48184. Drop-off times are Monday-Friday 10:00a to 4:00p. (After hours by appointment only.)

If you prefer to take donations to the Plymouth office we have availability Fridays ONLY from 10:00a to 4:00p. (After hours by appointment only.)

USED items will NOT be accepted at either location. If you are interested in becoming more involved in supporting the work of First Step, please contact our development office at 734-656-0730.

Wish List

Our Wish List contains items that First Step and the families we serve could use the most.

Click here to purchase needed items from our Amazon Smile wish list. Or please feel free to print out a wish list below and shop at your convenience!

As the holidays approach we have special wish lists for the season. Click here to purchase wanted items from our Amazon Smile Holiday wish list or feel free to print out the list below and shop at your convenience!

Holiday Gift Wishlist 2021


Creating a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser is a great way to support First Step by getting your friends and family involved! When it is your birthday you just have to follow Facebook's prompts to create a birthday fundraiser in honor of First Step.  Any donations made through Facebook are fee free and are donated directly to First Step.

Used Items

During these last few months, we know cleaning and organizing our personal spaces has been a great way to pass time. Though we greatly appreciate the generous offers of used items, such as clothing, furniture, decor, kitchen supplies, and more, First Step is UNABLE to accept any USED donations at this time.

With the current health concerns, we are focused on providing our core safety net services, including crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling, and advocacy, in the safest way possible. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to be able to sort, disinfect, and store any used goods at this time. If you are looking to support First Step and our survivors, you can find our most needed items on our wish list here or donate through our secure link here. Thank you for your understanding and as always, we appreciate your support of First Step!

Matching Gifts

You can increase your gift to First Step by making use of your company's matching gift program.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to First Step may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Planned Giving

Gift by Bequest, Trust, or Gift Annuity

A planned gift illustrates an appreciation and commitment to First Step’s mission and a desire to provide stability and continuity to help victims of domestic and sexual violence in Wayne County. In addition to supporting First Step’s long term plans to serve survivors, planned giving often provides significant financial benefits to the donor. These benefits may include substantial tax deductions, as well as other benefits available depending on a donor's circumstances and objectives.

There are many ways to support First Step, please contact First Step for more information.

Click here for our planned giving brochure

Donate Your Vehicle

Donating your car, motorcycle, boat or camper can help you make a significant impact in eliminating domestic and sexual violence in our communities.

Our vehicle donation program is an easy, secure and cost-free way for you to support First Step and receive a tax deduction for your generous gift.

From the pick up to the sale of your vehicle - we handle everything from start to finish. To learn more contact us at 855-500-RIDE (7433) and we will help you with the donation process from beginning to end.

Ready to donate? Click here!

Does Your Car Spark Joy? Donate your car to First Step!